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The Hill We Climb
— Amanda Gorman
When day comes, we ask ourselves where can we find light in this never ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the b...
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The Defence of Lucknow
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
I BANNER of England, not for a season, O banner of Britain, hast thou Floated in conquering battle or flapt to the battle-cry! Never with mightier glory...
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Tamar
— Robinson Jeffers
I A night the half-moon was like a dancing-girl, No, like a drunkard's last half-dollar Shoved on the polished bar of the eastern hill-range, Young Caul...
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White Fields
— James Stephens
I In the winter time we go Walking in the fields of snow; Where there is no grass at all; Where the top of every wall, Every fence, and every tree, I...
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Batuschka
— Thomas Bailey Aldrich
[Author's Note: The title means "little father" or "dear little father", a term of endearment applied to the Tsar in Russian folk-song. --T.B.A.] From ...
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Time, Real And Imaginary
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge
On the wide level of a mountain's head, (I knew not where, but 'twas some faery place) Their pinions, ostrich-like, for sails out-spread, Two lovely chi...
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Ode To A Nightingale
— John Keats
My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute p...
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Ode To Liberty
— Percy Bysshe Shelley
Yet, Freedom, yet, thy banner, torn but flying, Streams like a thunder-storm against the wind.--BYRON. I. A glorious people vibrated again The lightnin...
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Lancelot And Elaine
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Elaine the fair, Elaine the loveable, Elaine, the lily maid of Astolat, High in her chamber up a tower to the east Guarded the sacred shield of Lance...
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When the food is busting
— Will Woj
If thy food is busting Thy hips shall be thrusting Look at me and you shall see How good thy food will be Your food is not busting It be quiet disgustin...
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Seated ❤️
— Joanne Boyle
Do not look at me with sorrow, Simply because I sit alone. It is a choice I chose to make To compose the shivers from my bone. Do not look at this w...
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The White Man's Burden
— Rudyard Kipling
Take up the White man's burden -- Send forth the best ye breed -- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives' need; To wait in heavy harness ...
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Ode To Joy
— Friedrich Schiller
Joy, thou beauteous godly lightning, Daughter of Elysium, Fire drunken we are ent’ring Heavenly, thy holy home! Thy enchantments bind together, What did...
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The Female of the Species
— Rudyard Kipling
When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, He shouts to scare the monster who will often turn aside. But the she-bear thus accosted rend...
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As the mind opens
— Mark cloutier
Cross over to its shore Of light and enlightenment As the mind opens And the world closes its door As the door of perception Opens its doors once more A...
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A Watch In The Night
— Algernon Charles Swinburne
Watchman, what of the night? - Storm and thunder and rain, Lights that waver and wane, Leaving the watchfires unlit. Only the balefires are bright, ...
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To My Land
— Rachel Bluwstein
I cannot offer you, my land, In praise, heroic deeds; One tree I planted on the way Which to the Jordan leads. One narrow path to my feet yields, W...
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A Poet's Home
— Charles Harpur
HERE in this lonely rill-engirdled spot, The world forgetting, by the world forgot, With one vowed to me with beloved lips How sweet to draw, as hiddenl...
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Lucy Gray
— William Wordsworth
Oft I had heard of Lucy Gray: And, when I crossed the wild, I chanced to see at break of day The solitary child. No mate, no comrade Lucy knew; Sh...
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The Chimney Sweeper: A Little Black Thing Among The Snow
— William Blake
A little black thing among the snow, Crying 'weep! 'weep!' in notes of woe! 'Where are thy father and mother? say?' 'They are both gone up to the church...
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Complaint
— William Carlos Williams
They call me and I go. It is a frozen road past midnight, a dust of snow caught in the rigid wheeltracks. The door opens. I smile, enter and shak...
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H. Baptism II
— George Herbert
Since, Lord, to thee A narrow way and little gate Is all the passage, on my infancy Thou didst lay hold, and antedate My faith in me. O let me still W...
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Pine Forest
— Gabriela Mistral
Let us go now into the forest. Trees will pass by your face, and I will stop and offer you to them, but they cannot bend down. The night watches over it...
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The Building of the Ship
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Build me straight, O worthy Master! Stanch and strong, a goodly vessel, That shall laugh at all disaster, And with wave and whirlwind wrestle!...
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Some, too fragile for winter winds
— Emily Dickinson
Some, too fragile for winter winds The thoughtful grave encloses— Tenderly tucking them in from frost Before their feet are cold. Never the treasures i...
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